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Acura

Acura

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Calbee

Calbee

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ITO EN

ITO EN

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Kawasaki

Kawasaki

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Mitsubishi Canada
MUJI Canada

MUJI Canada

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Noritake

Noritake

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Panasonic

Panasonic

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Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
Sony

Sony

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Subaru Canada
YAMAHA

YAMAHA

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Zojirushi

Zojirushi

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Kathleen O'Hagan

Kathleen O'Hagan

Editorial coordinator

Kathleen spent years chowing down in Japan, and once even shed a tear while eating exceptionally good grub. Known as a “sushi snob” among friends, Kathleen is one of those annoying people who believes food is art and enjoys clogging your news feed with food pics. Currently, she lives and eats in Toronto.

Momo Yoshida

Momo Yoshida

Japanese Tea Store

Momo is a serious tea lover, and advocate. She is Japanese, and has been living in Toronto since 2003. Momo belongs to the Urasenke school of chanoyu and is learning the tea ceremony. Urasenke is the name of one of the main branches of Japanese tea ceremony followers. She is Certified TAC TEA SOMMELIER ™/℠ Professional since 2010.

Yumi Nishio
Mark Hashimoto

Mark Hashimoto

Television Talent

MC and television talent as seen on YTV and Disney’s Japanizi: Going Going Gong! He trained in Japanese hospitality in one of Kyoto’s renowned ryokan (Japanese inns) for three years before coming back to Toronto to assist with his family business, Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto.

Ariel Litteljohn

Ariel Litteljohn

Writer

Ariel is often on the hunt for tasty bites, whether it be a flavourful tomato found at a local farmer's market, peppered pomfret at a restaurant in Mumbai or takoyaki devoured on a small street in Osaka. Her accompaniments of choice are her husband, David, and their young daughters, Freya and Lumen.

Sheena Kirkbride
Shelley Suzuki

Shelley Suzuki

English teacher

SHELLEY SUZUKI is a long-time teacher of English as a Second Language in Canada and Japan. She currently runs an English school via Skype and is pursuing a teaching career, or whatever other interesting opportunities may come her way. She appeared on the Japanese TV show Okusama wa Gaikokujin (My Wife is a Foreigner).She hopes to become a children’s book writer and illustrator when she grows up.

Stephen Choi